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Edinburgh Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Court

Door open days

29 September 2018 (09:30 - 16:00)


The largest court in Lothian and the Borders, serving around 450,000 people, Edinburgh Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court is a modern building which opened in September 1994.  It houses 18 courtrooms, a cell area and administrative offices.


Year Of Young People: The Court takes 4th 5th and 6th year pupils in for work experience and offers young modern apprenticeships. 


Key Information

Building Date: 1994

Activities: Guided tours from 09:30 onwards, lectures/talks, re-enactments/performances, mock trials, tours of courts, cells G4S vans & speed camera vehicles, architectural models.

Where to find us

  • 27 Chambers Street
  • Edinburgh
  • EH1 1LB